Total Distance This Event Will Travel: 2 1/2 miles
June 6 and 7 will be a two-day exploration of New Haven's West River, from its Tide Gates to the Pond Lily Dam. On Sun. we will meet at the Gazebo in Edgewood Park, the ending point of yesterday’s walk and site of a lively Farmer’s Market. We will cross Whalley Ave. near Fitch St. and follow the river behind businesses, an artist’s studio/residence and apartment buildings before crossing Blake St. into Amrhyn Park at the base of West Rock. We will follow the river through the park until it turns at West Hills Road where we will cross Valley St. and walk into “the Narrows”, an undeveloped park land green space between Valley St. and Whalley Ave. where small manufacturing thrived in the 18th and 19th centuries. Then we leave the Narrows, cross E. Ramsdell St. and follow the river behind businesses to the fish ladder, Pond Lily Nature Preserve and a view of a 1790’s earthen dam that is to be demolished later this year. We end our hike at Walgreen’s parking lot where we share rides back to our starting point near West Rock Ave. and Whalley Ave.
The Gazebo in Edgewood Park. In-park parking: West Rock Av. near Whalley Av. or Whalley Av. at Fitch St. or park on street on West Rock Av.
Pre-registration is APPRECIATED
For more information or to RSVP, contact Kathy Fay at (203) 815-5615, email@example.com
West River Watershed Coalition
Westville Village Renaissance Alliance
Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven
New Haven Land Trust
Photo of Pond Lily dam by David McCarthy